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Lyveden New Bield

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Address: Oundle PE8 5AT, England
Phone Number: 01832205158
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Great family outing

Beautiful place to come with the children for good outdoor fun, and a picnic.There's a ruin to explore, hill to climb,and often outdoor activities like a treasure hunt during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lindsey2372016
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place to come with the children for good outdoor fun, and a picnic.There's a ruin to explore, hill to climb,and often outdoor activities like a treasure hunt during the holidays. During the summer there may be a band playing, or outdoor theatre. Would highly recommend a visit. Belongs to The National Trust.

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King's Cliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lyveden is a National Trust property with nice grounds that are eminently suitable for a picnic. There is a good car park and a cafe is also available. A small entry fee is made. The house was not completed during the build process and there is not all that much to see. However the grounds are very nice and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place being a national trust member it is a lovely peaceful place to visit, with a tea shop with lovely people happy to serve you. They do ham, cheese & pickle, egg mayo sandwiches (with a few crisps, but enough ) and the scone, butter & jam or cakes. They do a kids meal of sandwiches as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is beautiful place to visit, recommended with children. Must be good weather to enjoy walking around. Beautiful place for taking pictures..

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Outside Basingstoke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You cam spend half a day wandering this NT site. You park near the unfinished house and walk to check in and collect the essential free audio guide and back to view the house. This follows Tresham's fantastic triangular building but was never finished as his RC sympathies destroyed his finances and his son lost all in joining the Gunpowder... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a ruin but a house that was never finished! The National Trust now run and own the site and it is well worth a visit. Built by Thomas Tresham but never finished because of his death and the subsequent death of his son after being involved in the Gunpowder Plot. You need a fine day to wander through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Publicity material invoked the interest in this place. The descriptive language is all true. This is beautiful and glorious place obviously built by an individual who had an eye for the dramatic linked with the work of nature. Congratulations to NT for their continued work in restoring the hidden landscape.

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Thank Maureen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this lovely little place by accident! Myself and my husband were looking for somewhere interesting to while away a couple of hours with my son and we were not disappointed. We took advantage of the free audio handset which was really useful. It is all open air so a nice day would be preferable. Pushing a buggy round... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very Beautiful Place, needs to be a warm or sunny day as it is all outdoors, luckily it was nice the day we chose to visit, we spent the whole morning walking round the grounds. The people working there were really helpful and the small tea room sells refreshments but nothing too filling

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual National Trust property and one that fascinates. Small, contained grounds which are lovely to walk in. Enough to keep you interested but this is not a day trip - perfect for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Wildlife is fabulous - watch out for the red kites. Make sure to take a camera - the photography opportunities... More 

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